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Metal News for August 16, 2018

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15 news articles posted on this day.

Sick Of It All Reveals New Album Details

New York's Sick Of It All have announced the release of their upcoming album "Wake The Sleeping Dragon!," which is scheduled for release on November 2nd via Century Media.

Working with friends is one of the key factors that are very important to Sick Of It All, so asking Ernie Parada for the striking front cover was an obvious choice. “There is no reason to burn bridges in this business”, says drummer drummer Armand Majidi. “Our history with Ernie Parada goes back to the late eighties, so working with him, there is a kinship that makes things easier to communicate.”

Singer Lou Koller and Parada came up with the idea of doing monster-movie styled art as the cover. “The dragon climbing the Empire State was a concept I always wanted to see brought to life, so the two ideas were destined to come together this way.” More...

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Roadburn announces first headliners and curator

Roadburn Festival has announced it's first major headliner for 2019: stoner metal legends Sleep will perform two sets: the first highlighting their soon-to-be 27 year old album "Holy Mountain", and the second highlighting their latest release, "The Sciences".

The festival, which is to be held in Tilburg, The Netherlands on April 11-14, has also announced that Tomas Lindberg will be guest curator for 2019, presenting bands under the banner "The Burning Darkness". Lindberg is known for his work with At The Gates and Disfear.

An announcement video can be viewed below:

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Bloodstock 2018: Day One

Festival season is drawing to a close for another year, with the likes of Wacken, Graspop, Hellfest and others all over until 2019. This year, Metal Underground had the pleasure of attending Bloodstock Open Air, the fastest growing metal festival in the United Kingdom, held at Catton Park, Derbyshire and featuring bands from all across the globe, from legends to unsigned acts. So how did this year's edition of Bloodstock go? Read on, MacDuff.

The grounds open on Thursday, as the finishing touches are being put on the main stage, though fans are still treated to an evening of metal courtesy of the second stage, named after the SOPHIE charity (Stamp Out Prejudice Hatred and Intolerance Everywhere) which this year was headlined by Russian folk metal band, Arkona. I was only able to catch one set, which was from British death metal outfit Bloodshot Dawn, a solid performance which attracted a decent sized crowd and a positive response from those in attendance. One thing that will hit you immediately after entering the arena area is how expensive everything is, even by festival standards. We expect prices to be raised at festivals, but £7 for a standard burger is ridiculous, add fries and a soft drink and it comes to £14.80, way more than the mediocre refreshments should cost. This is why it's useful to bring food and drink of your own and eat in the campsite during some downtime. More...

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Excrementory Grindfuckers To Tour North America

German grindcore maniacs EXCREMENTORY GRINDFUCKERS will be embarking on a two week tour in The United States and Canada. Below's where that run will hit:

Sept 1st – Toronto @ Coalition
Sept 2nd – Ottawa @ Mavericks
Sept 4th – Detroit @ The Fireside Inn
Sept 6th – Philadelphia @ Century
Sept 7th – Baltimore @ The Depot
Sept 8th – Boston – O'Brien's Pub
Sept 9th – Rochester @ Bugjar
Sept 11th – Quebec City @ La Source De La Martiniere
Sept 13th - Sherbrooke @ Le Murdoch
Sept 14th – Montreal @ Piranha Bar

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Pulchra Morte Premiere New Video

Death/doom legion PULCHRA MORTE will release a limited-edition single featuring the haunting sounds of "Soulstench" on Side A and a rendition of Paradise Lost's "The Painless" on Side B. Previously released in its demo form, "Soulstench" will appear on the band's upcoming full-length while the cover track is exclusive to this release.

Check out the band's official video for "Soulstench" below:

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Tuscoma Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream

Wellington’s Tuscoma premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new album "Arkhitecturenominus", which will be out in stores later today via Bandcamp.

Check out now "Arkhitecturenominus" in its entirety below.

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Cultural Warfare Premiere “Warmageddon”

Oakland-based thrash quintet CULTURAL WARFARE has unveiled the title track of their debut full-length album, “Warmageddon,” due Sept. 14 via M-Theory Audio. A lyric video, created by LVMP, can be seen below.

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Forming The Void Premiere New Video For "Arrival"

Prog-metal band FORMING THE VOID premiere a new video for 'Arrival' from their upcoming new album Rift which will be released this Friday via Kozmik Artifactz.

Stream the new video ‘Arrival' below:

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Just For Fun

Watch: Sisters Doing Cover Of Judas Priest

Having a bad day? Watch these two sisters doing a hilarious guitar and vocal cover of the Judas Priest classic "Painkiller" streaming below.

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The Crotals Premiere New Song "La Horde"

Switzerland’s The Crotals premiere a new song entitled "La Horde", taken from their upcoming new album "Horde", which will be released on September 7 via Tenacity Music.

Check out now "La Horde" below.

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Abhorrent Deformity Premiere Full-Album Stream

North Carolina’s Abhorrent Deformity premiere the full-album stream of the band's brand new album "Slaughter Monolith", which was released on August 3rd via Comatose Music.

Check out now "Slaughter Monolith" in its entirety below.

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Limbs Debut New Music Video

Limbs premiere a music video for the title track to their debut album, “Father’s Son“. Footage for the video was captured during the group’s spring tour with Underoath, Dance Gavin Dance and Veil Of Maya. Limbs released that effort this past April.

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Like Moths To Flames Tour Announced

Like Moths To Flames will be out headlining ‘The Dark Divine Tour‘ this fall. Oceans Ate Alaska, Phinehas and Novelists will join a support acts. Below's where that trek will hit:

11/08 Indianapolis, IN – Hoosier Dome
11/09 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
11/10 Lawrence, KS – Bottleneck
11/11 Denver, CO – Oriental Theater
11/14 Seattle, WA – Club Sur Rocks
11/15 Eugene, OR – HiFi Music Hall
11/16 Sacramento, CA – Boardwalk
11/17 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
11/18 Las Vegas, NV – Eagle Aerie Hall
11/20 Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater (Half House)
11/21 Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
11/23 San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger
11/24 Houston, TX – Secret Group
11/25 Dallas, TX – Prophet Bar
11/26 Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street
11/27 Springfield, MO – Outland Ballroom
11/28 St. Louis, MO – Fubar
11/30 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (Hell)
12/01 Margate, FL – O’Malleys
12/02 Orlando, FL – Soundbar
12/04 Greensboro, NC – Blind Tiger
12/05 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
12/06 New York, NY – Gramercy Theater
12/07 Ashbury Park, NJ – House Of Independents
12/08 Philadelphia, PA – Voltage Lounge
12/09 Worcester, MA – Worcester Palladium
12/10 Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
12/11 Toronto, ON – Hard Luck Bar
12/12 Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
12/13 Grand Rapids, MI – The Stache
12/14 Columbus, OH – Skully’s
12/15 Pontiac, MI – The Crofoot

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Anaal Nathrakh Debut “Obscene As Cancer”

Anaal Nathrakh debut another new song called “Obscene As Cancer“. The song is taken from the group’s upcoming effort, “A New Kind Of Horror“, which will be out in stores on September 28th through Metal Blade.

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Terrorizer Debut New Song “Invasion”

Terrorizer premiere a new track titled “Invasion“, which will be included on their upcoming album “Caustic Attack“. The group recorded that effort with producer Jason Suecof (Trivium, Cannibal Corpse) and will have it out in stores on October 12th via The End Records.

Comments guitarist Lee Harrison of the song: More...

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